LZ-'75 by Stephen Davis
The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour

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A revealing insider's account of Led Zeppelin's 1975 North American tour from the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods.

As a young music journalist in 1975, Stephen Davis got the opportunity of a lifetime: an invitation to cover the sold-out 1975 North American tour of Led Zeppelin for a national magazine. He received a backstage pass, was granted interviews with band members, and even got a prized seat on the band's luxurious tour jet, The Starship. While on duty, he chronicled the Zeppelin tour in three notebooks, but after writing his article in 1975 he misplaced them. Three decades later, he finally found the notebooks and unearthed a vivid account of the band members' extravagant, and often troubled, lives on tour.

Tied together by Davis's entertaining narrative, and including more than forty never-before-published photographs, LZ-'75 is an unprecedented and comprehensive personal portrait of the greatest (and most notoriously press-shy) rock band in history at its apex.


About Stephen Davis

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STEPHEN DAVIS is one of America’s preeminent rock journalists. His many rock biographies include, most recently, Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend (Gotham Books, 2004) and the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith and Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga. He lives in Massachusetts.
Published October 28, 2010 by Gotham Books. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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However, the band members were beginning to be seen as overblown dinosaurs far removed from the concerns of their fans, and punk rock was bubbling up to challenge blues-influenced megabands like Zeppelin for the hearts and minds of anguished adolescents.

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Stephen Davis, who already chronicled Led Zeppelin in the memorable 'Hammer of the Gods,' is back with a few more timely tales of rock star excess.

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Legendary pairings in the world of pop culture have come and gone, but one of the few to stand the test of time is the symbiosis of Smith and Mapplethorpe.

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The American leg of Led Zeppelin’s tour of that year is documented in “The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 Tour LZ-75” by Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods.

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